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Entering a World of Wellness

by Joy Keller
Event Preview: Become inspired, connected and transformed at the 2015 IDEA World Fitness Convention(tm), July 15-19, at L.A. LIVE.
Wellness is an umbrella term that covers many dimensions, including physical, social, emotional, spiritual, environmental, occupational and intellectual well-being. Like other wellness professionals, you probably strive to provide comprehensive programs ...

"The Super Bowl of Fitness"

by Mary Monroe
Change your future at the 2015 IDEA World Fitness Convention(tm), July 15-19, at L.A. LIVE.
With over 12,000 personal trainers, group fifitness instructors, mind-body professionals, business owners and managers, and experts from every corner of the globe, the IDEA World Fitness Convention has been called "the Super Bowl of Fitness." Fitness pros ...

2014 IDEA Personal Training Institute(tm): Coast-to-Coast Training Power

by Mary Monroe
The Industry's Most Powerful Educational Experience For Trainers Comes To Alexandria, Virginia, February 27-March 2, And Seattle, April 10-13.
What gives a personal trainer the power to change lives? Education, inspiration and purpose. You'll find all three at the IDEA Personal Trainer Institute, coming to the East Coast February 27-March 2 and the West Coast April 10-13. "Personal training is ...

How to Make HIIT a Hit for Everyone

by Stephanie Vlach, MS
Skills and Drills: Intensity doesn't negate the need to teach the people in front of you properly.
High-intensity interval training has been riding a wave of popularity, and it seems everyone wants to give it a try. However, intense interval training is nothing new. Group fitness instructors have been teaching HIIT for a long time. Fartlek training, ...

How to Increase Your Lifespan

by Ryan Halvorson
Researchers believe they may have honed in on a fountain of youth, and it could be all in our heads. According to a new study, people who "feel" younger live longer. The researchers asked 6,489 individuals, aged 52 and older, a simple question: ...

Does Exercise Order Really Matter in Resistance Training?

by Len Kravitz, PhD
Research: Research suggests focusing on what the client needs and doing the most important exercise first.
Simao, R., et al. 2012. Exercise order in resistance training. Sports Medicine, 42 (3), 251-65. Research on resistance training design finds that the chief variables include intensity, volume, recovery between sets and exercises, workout frequency, ...

Recipe For Health: Quinoa With Dried Fruit Medley

by Sandy Todd Webster
As the cold winter months wind down, there is still a limited amount of local fresh fruit available. This is a great opportunity to use dried-fruit varieties and reap nutritional benefits such as fiber, vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients, says Toby ...

Beyond Boomers: Training 70-and-Over Seniors

by Megan Senger
Senior Fitness: Older seniors have specific physical, functional and psychosocial needs that require your attention.
Do you want to build your career around a highly dedicated and underserved fitness niche? Consider the lucrative market of seniors 70 and older. Though senior fitness tends to have a 50-and-up focus, there are considerable physical, practical and ...

Health Coaching: The New Fitness Career?

by April Durrett
This emerging specialty positions personal trainers well as a potentially strong conduit between healthcare providers and their patients.
We are already aware of the problem: Too many people are unhealthy-some obese, some with diabetes or hypertension, some who just don't exercise. And the tricky thing is that it's not necessarily that people don't want to become healthy. Often they do, and ...

Ladies: Flavonoid-Up Your Diet for Healthy Aging

by Sandy Todd Webster
Women in midlife can raise their chances of staying healthy past 70 by increasing their intake of foods rich in flavonoids, says new research from the Harvard School of Public Health. Flavonoids are plant-based compounds with powerful antioxidant ...